Influencing Factors of Academic Burnout and Coping Mechanisms of Student Leaders in BatStateU-Lemery and Balayan

Mhelett V. Atienza1, Myke Chester M. Bathan2, Marienel E. Manguerra3, Elaine Noreen G. Baxa4



Student leaders organize numerous activities that generate learning in support of strategic efforts and provide long-term programs that help to shape school policies. Consequently, it sometimes results in tiresome situations that could lead to academic burnout. With this, the researchers looked at the various factors that contribute to academic burnout of BatStateU Lemery and Balayan student leaders and their coping techniques. The study utilized a descriptive method and involved 98 student leaders. A research-based survey questionnaire was used as a data-gathering tool and employed percentage, chi-square, and Pearson r as statistical tools. Findings revealed that most of the student leaders of BatStateU Lemery and Balayan were 21-23 female 3rd year and linked with one organization. Academic burnout is prevalently influenced by emotional exhaustion specifically in terms of responding to urgent reports. Then, in depersonalization, burnout ignites when there was a lack of cooperation among others. Lastly, with reduced personal accomplishment, they struggled during unexpected outcomes out of the performance delivered. The majority looked at the positive aspects of the situations, calming down and recalibrating for improvement which fell under the problem-focused coping mechanism. More so it was found that there was no significant relationship between respondents’ demographic profile and factors that influenced their academic burnout in reference to the three variables. However, emotion-focused coping had a significant relationship to emotional exhaustion while depersonalization and reduced personal accomplishment had no significance. Activities proposed for student leaders to aid the influencing factors of academic burnout, practice proper coping mechanisms to create an engaging and positive nature of service.

Keywords: Student Leaders, Academic Burnout, Coping Mechanisms, Influencing factors, student organizations

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